Inheritances; inherited wealth, characteristics

Inheritances; inherited wealth, characteristics

Sex Characteristics households persons Components of wealth Periods Number of deceased persons (x 1 000) Inherited wealth Total inherited wealth (million euros) Inherited wealth Mean inherited wealth (1,000 euros) Inherited wealth Median inherited wealth (1,000 euros)
Total male and female Total persons 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 146.8 5,772.4 39.3 13.4
Total male and female Marital status: never married 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 15.1 803.6 53.3 13.4
Total male and female Marital status: maried and partnership 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 60.9 1,973.9 32.4 13.2
Total male and female Marital status: widowed 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 54.8 2,625.0 47.9 16.5
Total male and female Marital status: divorced 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 16.1 369.9 23.0 5.2
Total male and female Age: 0 to 14 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.1 . . .
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.5 2.4 5.3 1.3
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.8 6.8 8.7 2.1
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 1.5 21.9 14.5 2.9
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 4.9 81.6 16.7 3.8
Total male and female Age: 55 to 64 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 12.7 315.3 24.7 5.9
Total male and female Age: 65 to 74 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 27.9 869.5 31.2 10.5
Total male and female Age: 75 to 84 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 43.9 1,741.5 39.7 13.7
Total male and female Age: 85 to 94 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 46.9 2,333.5 49.8 18.2
Total male and female Age: 95 years or older 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 7.7 399.6 52.1 18.7
Total male and female Background: Netherlands 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 127.2 5,220.2 41.0 14.6
Total male and female Background: western 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 14.2 497.1 35.0 10.2
Total male and female Background: non-western 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 5.4 55.1 10.2 1.3
Total male and female Pos. in hh.: main earner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 95.9 4,198.8 43.8 14.1
Total male and female Pos. in hh.: main earner without partner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 82.2 3,685.6 44.8 14.1
Total male and female Pos. in hh.: main earner with partner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 13.7 513.2 37.4 14.3
Total male and female Pos. in hh.: partner of main earner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 45.8 1,406.7 30.7 12.5
Total male and female Pos. in hh.: child underage 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.1 0.4 2.7 0.8
Total male and female Pos. in hh.: child of age 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.7 11.4 16.6 2.2
Total male and female Pos. in hh.: other member 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 4.3 155.1 35.8 11.7
Total male and female SEC: Employee 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 6.9 164.5 23.8 7.7
Total male and female SEC: Self-employed (total) 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 2.2 108.3 50.0 12.0
Total male and female SEC: Benefit recipient and pensioner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 135.4 5,434.2 40.1 13.9
Total male and female SEC: Benefit claimant 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 10.3 154.6 15.0 2.6
Total male and female SEC: Claiming unemployment benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.3 9.8 34.8 7.8
Total male and female SEC: Claiming social provision benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 4.3 44.4 10.3 1.5
Total male and female SEC: Claiming disability benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 5.7 100.4 17.5 4.1
Total male and female SEC: Pensioner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 125.1 5,279.6 42.2 15.0
Total male and female SEC: (School) child or student 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.3 1.4 4.2 1.0
Total male and female SEC: Other (without income) 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 2.0 63.9 31.7 6.1
Total male and female Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 53.6 2,798.2 52.2 20.1
Total male and female Home ownership: Rent 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 60.7 1,531.7 25.2 8.0
Total male and female Home ownership: Institutional 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 32.5 1,442.4 44.4 15.5
Total male and female Equivalised income: 1st 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 31.4 1,263.0 40.2 9.1
Total male and female Equivalised income: 2nd 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 14.4 385.5 26.8 9.0
Total male and female Equivalised income: 3rd 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 14.6 374.4 25.6 10.5
Total male and female Equivalised income: 4th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 12.7 378.6 29.9 12.8
Total male and female Equivalised income: 5th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 9.7 331.5 34.3 15.2
Total male and female Equivalised income: 6th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 8.0 298.0 37.4 16.7
Total male and female Equivalised income: 7th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 6.7 266.3 39.7 17.6
Total male and female Equivalised income: 8th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 6.1 273.9 44.7 19.9
Total male and female Equivalised income: 9th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 5.4 274.5 51.2 22.7
Total male and female Equivalised income: 10th 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 5.2 477.6 92.3 32.9
Total male and female Equivalised income unknown 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 32.7 1,449.0 44.3 15.4
Total male and female Wealh: to -4 999 euro 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 2.8 21.6 7.7 1.2
Total male and female Wealth: -5 000 to <0 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 3.4 3.9 1.2 0.3
Total male and female Wealth: 0 to 999 euro 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 8.9 6.0 0.7 0.6
Total male and female Wealth: 1 000 to 4 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 18.3 51.8 2.8 2.5
Total male and female Wealth: 5 000 to 9 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 13.6 99.1 7.3 7.2
Total male and female Wealth: 10 000 to 19 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 17.3 244.5 14.1 13.9
Total male and female Wealth: 20 000 to 49 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 20.5 541.3 26.4 25.9
Total male and female Wealth: 50 000 to 99 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 15.1 539.7 35.8 23.6
Total male and female Wealth: 100 000 to 199 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 21.5 928.6 43.2 23.8
Total male and female Wealth: 200 000 to 499 999 euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 19.0 1,620.2 85.2 49.7
Total male and female Wealth: 500 000 to <1 million euros 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 4.4 830.9 189.3 121.2
Total male and female Wealth: 1 million euro or more 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 2.0 884.8 443.1 190.7
Male Total persons 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 71.8 2,790.3 38.9 13.0
Male Marital status: never married 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 8.8 420.4 47.6 9.9
Male Marital status: maried and partnership 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 40.1 1,329.1 33.1 13.4
Male Marital status: widowed 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 14.9 835.2 56.2 18.2
Male Marital status: divorced 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 8.0 205.5 25.8 5.3
Male Age: 0 to 14 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.1 . . .
Male Age: 15 to 24 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.3 1.5 5.2 1.2
Male Age: 25 to 34 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.5 4.2 9.0 2.1
Male Age: 35 to 44 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.9 13.1 14.6 2.4
Male Age: 45 to 54 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 2.8 43.6 15.7 3.3
Male Age: 55 to 64 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 7.3 184.4 25.4 5.7
Male Age: 65 to 74 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 16.2 508.1 31.3 10.6
Male Age: 75 to 84 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 23.6 972.0 41.3 14.0
Male Age: 85 to 94 years 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 18.4 939.4 51.1 19.2
Male Age: 95 years or older 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 1.8 123.7 67.1 22.9
Male Background: Netherlands 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 61.7 2,541.9 41.2 14.3
Male Background: western 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 6.9 223.3 32.2 9.5
Male Background: non-western 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 3.1 25.1 8.1 1.2
Male Pos. in hh.: main earner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 42.9 1,901.0 44.3 13.5
Male Pos. in hh.: main earner without partner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 30.4 1,436.1 47.3 13.1
Male Pos. in hh.: main earner with partner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 12.5 464.9 37.1 14.5
Male Pos. in hh.: partner of main earner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 26.7 823.6 30.8 12.7
Male Pos. in hh.: child underage 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.1 . . .
Male Pos. in hh.: child of age 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.5 9.0 17.2 2.2
Male Pos. in hh.: other member 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 1.5 56.5 37.0 10.5
Male SEC: Employee 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 4.5 104.1 23.2 7.2
Male SEC: Self-employed (total) 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 1.6 84.2 52.4 13.3
Male SEC: Benefit recipient and pensioner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 64.9 2,575.9 39.7 13.5
Male SEC: Benefit claimant 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 5.9 86.5 14.6 2.4
Male SEC: Claiming unemployment benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.2 6.9 35.5 6.9
Male SEC: Claiming social provision benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 2.4 21.0 8.7 1.4
Male SEC: Claiming disability benefit 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 3.3 58.5 17.7 3.8
Male SEC: Pensioner 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 59.0 2,489.4 42.2 14.9
Male SEC: (School) child or student 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.2 0.8 3.8 1.0
Male SEC: Other (without income) 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 0.6 25.2 44.3 4.4
Male Home ownership: Owner-occupied home 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 30.9 1,573.9 50.9 19.6
Male Home ownership: Rent 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 30.2 751.2 24.9 7.1
Male Home ownership: Institutional 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 10.7 465.2 43.7 15.3
Male Equivalised income: 1st 10%-group 1.1.1 Bank and savings credits 2019* 13.1 578.7 44.2 7.2
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table shows statistics about inherited wealth of deceased people.

The inheritances are made up for all people died, registered from the Dutch population register on January 1st.

Because of the revision of the income statistics, there are differences between 2010 and 2011. From 2007 until 2010 background characteristics of persons represent the situation on the 31st of December in that year. From 2011 onwards characteristics represent the situation on the 1st of January of the given year.

Data available from: 2007.

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2007 to 2017 are final. The figures for 2018 and 2019 are preliminary.

Changes as of October 2021:
Figures for 2017 are finalized. Preliminary figures for 2018 and 2019 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in the second half of 2022.

Description topics

Number of deceased persons
Number of deceased persons from the population on the 1st of January of the year.
Inherited wealth
Total inherited wealth
Total inherited wealth of deceased persons.
Mean inherited wealth
Mean inherited wealth of deceased persons.
Median inherited wealth
Median inherited wealth of deceased persons.
Ranking households according to their wealth, the median is equal to the wealth of the central household. Half of the households possess more wealth, the other half has less.